Auditory Processing Disorders
Auditory Processing Disorders and Difficulties
During the past decade the subject of Auditory Processing Disorders has received a growing amount of attention because of the possible link between auditory processing difficulties, learning difficulties in general and language impairment in particular.
“Some school age children have normal auditory thresholds yet appear to have a
hearing impairment. They are described by their parents and teachers as children who are uncertain about what they hear, have difficulty listening in the presence of background noise, struggle to follow oral instructions and find understanding rapid or degraded speech difficult. In a significant proportion of these children, the listening problems result from an auditory processing deficit: the defective processing of auditory information in spite of normal thresholds.”
Jerger and Musiek (2000)
There are many two way links within the brain that are involved in listening.
Improved processing of auditory information and listening skills as a result of Johansen IAS can also contribute to benefits in other areas, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem.
“If I want to succeed in leading a person towards a specific goal, I must first of all meet her where she is and start just there. She who cannot do that is fooling herself in thinking she is able to help others.”